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Filmore Glen State Park

1686 St. Rte. 38
Moravia, NY 13118
(315) 497-0130

Named for U.S. President Millard Fillmore, Fillmore Glen State Park is located adjacent to Moravia, in Cayuga County. A replica of the log cabin in which President Fillmore was born is located within the park.

Fillmore Glen State Park, an oasis of cool, dense woods crowding into a long narrow gorge offers spectacular views, unique geological formations, including five waterfalls, and a botanically rich glen.  The park has 70 campsites, a stream-fed swimming pool and fishing in the Owasco Lake inlet.  There are several little shops and eateries nestled throughout the Village of Moravia to enjoy. In the winter, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are permitted on unplowed roads. The gorge trails are closed in winter. Deer hunting is permitted in season.

 

Posted: Monday, August 17th, 2009 @ 6:07 pm by Lynn
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Picture Skaneateles, and more from Warren at Picassa

The Charlie Major Nature Trail has had many improvements just this year.  There is a playground and a picnic area that has been add to the Mottville end of the trail.

Posted: Monday, August 17th, 2009 @ 5:38 pm by Curt
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The Centers for Nature Education, Inc. was originally formed as Onondaga Nature Centers in 1966.

 Onondaga Nature Centers was instrumental in developing the Beaver Lake Nature Center, which is now an Onondaga County Park, and the Cayuga Nature Center in Ithaca, which was turned over to another private organization in 1982.

Our name was changed to Centers for Nature Education after we turned the Beaver Lake Nature Center over to Onondaga County for management.

Centers for Nature Education, Inc.

PO Box 133
4007 Bishop Hill Road
Marcellus, NY 13108

Call us!    (315) 673-1350

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Posted: Saturday, May 17th, 2008 @ 9:29 am by Curt
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Cayuga Nature Center
1420 Taughannock Blvd. (Rt. 89)
http://www.cayuganaturecenter.org/
(607) 273-6260

Visitors to Cayuga Nature Center can explore the wonders of the natural world first hand. The CNC houses over 40 live Animals in both indoor and outdoor exhibits.  (more…)

Posted: Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 @ 12:36 pm by Curt
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Clift Park, Thayer Park & Shotwell Park - Thayer and Shotwell Parks Bookend the commercial block of the StoryBook Village. Swimming – Public Swimming is offered in Clift Park on West Genesee Street in the Village, across from the Sherwood Inn. Residents swim for free with a season swim pass which are available at the Skaneateles Community Center or Town Hall. Daily admission fees for non-residents will be collected at Clift Park. Open July & August when lifeguards are on duty 7 days a week from 11a m. – 7p.m. (weather permitting)

Fishing is permitted in Thayer Park as well as on the City of Syracuse Pier.  Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Bass, Perch, remember your license!

Shotwell Park is the Veterans’ Memorial Park honoring those who served.

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Charlie Major Nature Trail – Enjoy the natural and historic aspects by walking the old Skaneateles Creek between Old Seneca Turnpike and Crow Hill Road. Learn about our history of water powered indusrty. Trail brochures are available at the Skaneateles Town Hall and the Skaneateles Community Center. There is a nice area to picnic along the creek at the north end near the Crow Hill bridge.

 

Skaneateles Conservation Area – The Town of Skaneateles has obtained recreational land for preservation. The property is located off Gully Road and New Seneca Turnpike, the land has two separate ponds. It is a great place to go hiking. To reserve he Picnic Pavilion contact the Recreation Department for a facilities use permit. Carry-in-Carry out trash policy. No restroom facilities.

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Posted: Saturday, November 10th, 2007 @ 7:24 am by Curt
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